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Convocation of Edenton
Fourth Report of the
Woman's Auxiliary and
Bath, North Carolina
January 27, 1910
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Convocation of Edenton
Fourth Report of the
Woman 's Auxiliary and
Bath, North Carolina
January 27, 1910
Officers Convocation of Edenton
Mrs. JAMES G. STATON.
Mrs. B. L. LONG,
Miss EVELYJST ETHERIDGE.
Mrs. Nathaniel Harding Washington, N". C.
Convocation of Edenton.
Mrs. James G. Staton Williamston, N. C.
Convocation of New Bern.
Mrs. C. B. Woodley Kinston, N. C.
Convocation of Wilmington.
Mrs. William Calder Wilmington, N. C.
Miss Sue E. Collier Goldsboro, N. C.
Mrs. George H. Koberts. New Bern, N. C.
Treasurer United Offering:
Mrs. Josh James Wilmington, N. C.
Secretary Junior Auxiliary:
Mrs. J. B. Gibble Windsor, N. C.
Secretary Babies Branch:
Mrs. John Cranmer Wilmington, N. C.
Prayers for Use in Auxiliary Meetings
LOKD JESUS CHRIST, who in the day of Thy flesh
dids't accept the services of faithful women, who adminis-
tered unto Thee in their substance : Be pleased, we humbly
ask, to bless our endeavors to aid and encourage missionaries.
Put into our hearts the things we should do and say to pro-
mote Thy glory. Grant that we may never be discouraged
under difficulties, but go forward with faith and hope, looking
unto Thee. Have pity on those who know Thee not, on those
who are far from the Church of their fathers in a strange
land ; visit them with Thy salvation and grant that they may
be speedily brought to acknowledge Thee as their Lord and
Master Christ. Hear us, and answer this our prayer, for
Thine own name's sake. AMEN".
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O LOED JESUS CHRIST, who dids't charge Thine
Apostles that they should preach the gospel to every nation :
Make us to show our gratitude for Thy benefits by earnest-
ness in fulfilling Thy command. Prosper all missions, both
at home and abroad, with an increase of sanctity, that they
may win many to the acknowledgment of Thy truth (espe-
cially those in ), and give them all things needful for
their work, making them to be centers of spiritual life, to the
quickening of many souls and the glory of Thy Holy Name,
our only Mediator and Advocate. AMEN.
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HEAVENLY FATHER, we pray Thee to bless us and
all members of the Junior Auxiliary, with wisdom, zeal and
constancy, in our work for Thee. Prosper the Missions of
Thy Holy Church, and strengthen with the Holy Spirit all
who are engaged in missionary work; through Jesus Christ,
our Lord. AMEN.
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ALMIGHTY GOD, Lord of the harvest, we humbly be-
seech Thee to send forth more laborers into Thy harvest,
and especially to put it into the hearts of many faithful
women to give themselves to Thy work in the Mission field ;
that so the bounds of Thy blessed kingdom may be enlarged,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN".
The Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Society of the Con-
vocation of Edenton held its fourth session in the old historic
Church of St. Thomas, Bath, January 27, 1910. Mrs.
James G. Staton, president, called the meeting to order at 3
o'clock p. m. Rev. Joseph Eulford, acting chaplain, con-
ducted the devotional services. In behalf of the town and
parish, Miss Malone extended a most cordial welcome, and
the same received a hearty response from every heart present.
The roll call of parishes followed and thirty-six delegates
responded. Mrs. Staton read the financial report for the
months from October 1, 1909, to January 1, 1910. This
report showed money spent and that on hand, the total being
Miss Emery, who had been invited to be present, sent her
regrets, embodying the same in a letter full of hopefulness,
which was read by the president. The study of St. Mat-
thew's Gospel was emphasized by the president as a means to
increase a better understanding of the work and spirit of the
Eirst Great Missionary, Jesus Christ. A most instructive
talk on the Church League of the Baptized was made by Mrs.
Staton, who urged immediate action in this line of work — a
work which was designed to aid the aged clergy and their
By an earnest appeal on the part of the president, strong
and helpful papers had been prepared by women selected
for the purpose. These papers were read and deemed such
valuable material for the instruction of the whole Convoca-
tion that they were ordered to be printed. There were four
papers: "Facts About China," by Mrs. C. J. Sawyer, of
Windsor ; "Methods of Work," by Miss Minnie Albertson, of
Elizabeth City ; "The United Offering," by Miss Jane Myers,
of Washington; "The Oneida Mission," by Miss Hattie
Thrower, of Williamston.
Mrs. J. B. Gibble, Diocesan Secretary of the Junior
Auxiliary, who was unable to be present, sent a paper on
"The Call of the Church to the Young," which was enjoyed
by all present. This, together with a paper by John W.
Powell, a Junior from Roxobel, was ordered to be published.
Miss Warren reported for the Juniors at Washington, Miss
Eborn for Creswell, and Miss Pennie Biggs for Williamston.
The latter gave an interesting account of a Chinese Tea
Party, given by the Juniors at Williamston, from which the
sum of $18.00 was realized. Mrs. Pulford made an encour-
aging report for Zion Parish and the promise of good organi-
zations in the near future.
The by-laws which had been suggested were read by Mrs.
Staton, who asked the consent of the delegates to their adop-
tion. A vote was taken and they were accepted, the same to
be revised, whenever necessary, by a two-thirds vote.
The president graciously expressed her appreciation of the
pleasure which the meeting had brought to her and the
others, and said that the next Convocation would be gladly
welcomed by the women of her home parish, if it was found
expedient to appoint Williamston as the next place of
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
Mrs. B. L. Long,
Miss E. Etheridge,
The Presidents Address
It is a great pleasure to see such a full meeting during a
mid-winter Convocation. It has called for a little effort on
our part, but we are well repaid, as our program is a full
and interesting one.
The papers to be read cover so large a territory that I
need remind you of only a few things. First, I want to say
a word about the Church League of the Baptized. This is a
noble work and we must have a League in every parish. It
calls for such a small sum of money and so little effort, that
I know each delegate will go home resolved to form a
League at once.
Shall we allow the clergyman, who has labored long and
faithfully, to pass the age of usefulness with no sure pros-
pect that he can find support for himself or his family after
he has crossed over the river? I believe that this matter
has never been clearly brought to our attention, else the
money would have been raised long ago. It means only ten
cents a year for each baptized person. Let some one volun-
teer to be a directress, take the names of all baptized per-
sons, collect the money and send to Mrs. Roberts. Have a
regular month each year for these collections.
From October to January is a very short time, but let us
see what has been accomplished in even so few months. A
box has been sent to the Orphanage from nearly every Auxil-
iary, both senior and junior. Also a box to the far-away
Oneida Indians has gone from over one-half of our Auxil-
iaries. These boxes have made Christmas brighter and hap-
pier for many, many poor, both Indians and our own people.
Every Auxiliary has promised to take up during Lent a
Bible Study, using mainly St. Matthew's Gospel Course.
This is most gratifying to your president, and brings encour-
agement to Miss Lindley, who proposed the Course. She is
anxious to learn how it works with us, so after Easter write
an account of the study, telling her the good which has been
accomplished. The Bible is the foundation of all mission
work and study, therefore the most helpful book for use
Miss Emery has kindly sent us a message. It gives me
pleasure to read to you her letter :
My Dear Friends : — It has given me very much pleasure
to hear that many of the branches of the Auxiliary in East
Carolina are planning to study the Gospel of St. Matthew
during Lent, to find out how our blessed Lord Himself began
the work of building up His Kingdom in this earth; teach-
ing us to pray for its coming, and showing us how we might
hasten the time when it shall be established throughout the
You do not know how helpful it is to have one branch of
the Auxiliary begin its Lent in this way, or how wide the
influence may spread into other branches which seem to be
stronger in members and in power. We are apt to forget
that the real power behind all our work lies in God's bless-
ings upon it. Together with this study I hope that you will
all take pains to read from our missionary magazine about
how the work goes on at the present, remembering, as you
read of it in China, Japan, the Philippines and Honolulu —
lands all unknown to our Lord's chosen disciples, but all
known to Him who made this world — that in those who are
working there we have the successors of the first missionaries
sent out in the earliest days of the Christian church.
From our study of the Bible we gain faith and hope and
courage for our problems in this present day, and we learn
that the same patient, steady effort of the past can accom-
plish now what it has done in other times. So we see more
and more the value of our daily prayers, and we cease to
think lightly of gifts given continuously and in accordance
with the means we have. These must never be little valued.
In grounding our faith and our principles, we want to see
them show results and bearing fruit in the work we do, and I
think the East Carolina Branch may well rejoice that in this
last year of effort it accomplished as much more for what we
call general missions, that is, the spread of the Kingdom under
the direct care of the church's authorized leadership in the
Board of Missions, than was suggested to you all. Perhaps
you will remember that you were asked to give the Woman's
$275, the Juniors $50, the Babies $35— a total of $360; and
that you gave the Woman's $486.95, the Juniors $104.50,
the Babies $33.60— a total of $625.05. It would be a great
pleasure to us if this year you felt able to give as much as
last, and since the Babies were the part of the Auxiliary
that fell a little behind what was suggested, possibly they
could add to their gift enough to bring the total up to $650.
I hope when contributing to this work you realize that
every part of the mission field which the Board of Missions
contributes towards, you are sharing in by your gifts, and
that while planning for the yearly offering for General Mis-
sions, the Triennial Thank Offering, which we make unitedly,
is in our minds as well. In 1904 East Carolina gave $610.70
towards the United Offering, in 1907 you gave $1,684.51. I
wonder what it is to be in 1910. When you read of women
at work anywhere in the mission field, think that they repre-
sent in their lives what our hope and purpose are in making
that united gift.
I am going to enclose one or two letters which have not
been yet printed, and feel sure they will be of interest to you.
We need so many more workers. Will you not pray that
they be found ? Is there not one young woman in your own
Diocese who is just the person to go out into the mission
field and to do good service there ? Can you not look for her,
and even before we meet in Cincinnati next October, turn
her thought to the work waiting to be done in which she is
fitted, or could be fitted, to help in?
I see that your meeting falls upon the feast of the conver-
sion of St. Paul, the great missionary day. Have you noticed
that some earnest friends of St. Paul's College in Tokyo are
hoping that on that day a gift may be made by many to build
up that important work which needs a great gift at the
present time? Will you not add a special prayer that their
efforts may be blessed, and — possibly on the 25th — if you all
think well of it, a little sum might be gathered, never mind
how small it seems, which could be a response to this.
With all best wishes for your work and your growing hap-
piness in it, believe me,
Yours very sincerely,
Julia C. Emery.
I have met with hearty response from the different organi-
zations in the Convocation, for which I am thankful. I
believe that the women are awakened as never before, and
that the work, though it may be said to be in its incipiency,
is advancing steadily along the lines planned by our beloved
Bishop. I thank each one here for her presence, and the
good people of the town for their warm welcome. We have
been blessed and hope that they can realize some new strength
from our visit to them. While asking God's blessings upon
our efforts, I desire that you and I be more mindful of the
responsibilities which have been placed upon each of us.
Mes. James G. Staton,
A Mission Story
At the Convocation in Windsor on Thursday night, the
Bishop made an address on China, because the missionary
expected could not come on account of sickness.
He told us about a boy who lived in Wuchang. This place
is near the head of the river Yangtse in the northwestern
part of China. He worked until he became blind. Then he
knocked about from place to place until he came to Anking.
Here one day he was run over in the street, and was carried
to St. James's Hospital, where his wounds were attended to.
While there the doctor examined his eyes, and said that his
sight could be restored. They performed the operation, and
he could see again. He was so grateful that he said he
would bring others to the hospital. He then worked his way
back to Wuchang, where he gathered together about fifty
blind people. He got a rope and all took hold of it and
made their way along the bank of the river. They held to
the rope and walked the whole five hundred miles over rough,
broken ground, through mire and swamp along the bank,
until they reached Anking, and stood before the gate of the
hospital, seeking to be cured of their blindness.
John W. Powell,
Twelve years of age.
The Call of the Church to the Young
There is wanton waste in every parish and mission where
the children are denied the privilege of joining in the
Church's great work of winning the world for Christ.
At baptism every infant rightfully becomes a member of
the Babies' Branch of the Auxiliary. If every infant mem-
ber of the church in our diocese could claim its right, think
what it would mean ! What a volume of prayer would go up
from little lips, what an increase of gifts for missions, what
a swelling of the ranks of the Juniors later on ! It seems
incredible that some one can not be found to take up Junior
Auxiliary work wherever there are children, and equally
incredible that the children can not always be interested and
held, no matter how good the leader may be. And right here
comes an urgent appeal to mothers to help keep their chil-
dren interested. Terrible as it may sound, it is true that
many a child loses heart through lack of interest at home.
. The Church needs her children and has provided a most
excellent organization, in the nature of a training school for
thern. When we fail to give them their opportunity in this
splendid training school, the Junior Auxiliary, we neglect
the Divine command, "Suffer little children to come unto
Me and forbid them not." We pray the Lord of the harvest
to send forth more laborers into the harvest, but the prayer
has no meaning ; it is only lip service, if we go on year after
year making no attempt to bring the children into the Junior
branch after they have become too large for the Babies,
because it is from these ranks that the laborers are to be sent.
Is there a branch of the Junior Auxiliary in your parish
or mission, you who hear this call of the Church to the
young? If not, why?
This call to the young means that some of our Juniors
should even now be looking forward to the missionary life.
Give them a chance to know the- joy of this high calling.
You, who are already leaders, so fill your own souls with
fervent missionary zeal that the children intrusted to your
care can not fail to catch inspiration.
Pray that some of your Juniors may hear and obey the
call, as did the two daughters of the Bishop of North Caro-
lina who have joined the ranks of the "Winners of the
World." Augusta Moore Gtbble,
Diocesan Secretary of the Juniors.
The Oneida Mission
It is confidently asserted that the Churchman in any
Western diocese must have constantly thrust upon him the
fact that the Church is the only permanent institution within
the scope of his daily vision, and this condition becomes more
and more the fact as one goes farther west. "The splendid
manner in which the Church has met the exigency of the
hour is worthy of mention, and they who are on the firing
line are encouraged to stronger battle because of the sure
knowledge that the main portion of the army is thoroughly
quickened to its responsibility." Perhaps never in the his-
tory of the Church has the soldier in the front felt more
confident of the loyalty of the reserves at home.
The history of the West has largely to do with the Indians
— those strange people who have become adopted children of
our great Republic. The church had a more glorious vision,
though, than the statesman, and as early as 1702 we find an
organized mission for the Oneida tribe, one of the Six
Nations, dwelling then in the State of New York. This
tribe belonged to the "Long House," that formidable federa-
tion of tribes. Travelers among the tribes of the Six
Nations have remarked that the Oneida people were distin-
guished for their noble traits of character above their breth-
ren, and were regarded as the most generous of the federa-
tion. The aims and ideals of this people were, and are
to-day, toward a noble end.
In 1709 four chiefs crossed the ocean to present an address
to Queen Anne, with "belts of wampum" as a token of the
sincerity of the Six Nations. They touchingly said : "Since
we were in covenant with our great Queen's children, we
have had some knowledge of the Saviour of the world. If
our great Queen would send some to instruct us, they should
find a most hearty welcome." The address was referred to
the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and it was
decided to send missionaries to provide translations in Mo-
hawk and to stop the sale of intoxicating liquors to the
Indians, "this being the earnest request of the Indians
The Onedias left New York in 1821 for the then unknown
West. This expedition was led by Rev. Eleazer Williams.
They visited Green Bay, finally securing a strip of land five
miles or less wide, crossing the Fox River at right angles.
Gradually other tribes came and made their homes on the
reservation. The tendency to return to barbarism was
resented by the Oneidas, who began where they left off in
New York and immediately commenced the erection of a
house of worship.
Bishop Kemper, who visited Green Bay in 1834, and the
Oneida Reservation, which was ten miles distant, describes
it as "a log building next the parsonage. It has a recess
chancel with a vestry-room behind, an unfinished gallery in
front, benches with backs used for pews." Five years later
they erected a frame structure. This was the only conse-
crated building in the territory of Wisconsin. Here Dr.
William Adams and Rev. John Lloyd Breck came to be
ordained, walking a hundred miles over an Indian trail to
We find them in 1870 hewing stone for another building.
At one time eighty men gave one day a week to this work.
But the $3,000 which had been placed in the bank of Green
Bay was lost, and it was not until July, 1886, that the corner
stone was laid by Rt. Rev. Robert Brown. The benediction
service took place on the following Christmas Eve at six
o'clock, and on Christmas Day the first Eucharist was cele-
brated. To Rev. Edward Goodnough it was a joyous day
indeed, for he had labored so long and faithfully to complete
the erection of Hobart Church. It was not until October,
1897, that the stately stone edifice was consecrated by Rt.
Rev. Bishop Grafton. The scene was an impressive one as
the Bishop knocked for admittance in the presence of an
eager crowd. The large vested choir, headed by the Bishop,
proceeded up the aisle, singing the 24th Psalm. The subject
of the Bishop's sermon was, "The Church, Man's Meeting
Place With God." At the close of the service, the Te Deum
was sung in the native language.
The curious might ask, why build so large a church? Go
to it on festival days and get the answer, for it is then filled
with an earnest crowd of worshipers, and every Sunday
there is a large congregation. From a recent letter received
from Rev. W. B. Thorn, missionary in charge, it is learned
that 600 Indians attended the church on Christmas Eve and
as many on Christmas Day. That was a fine percentage in
a population of 1,200, and, too, when many of these came
miles over rough roads. How do we who live along pleasant
streets, a few blocks from the house of God, suffer by way
of contrast !
The church had been built, and that almost necessary
adjunct, the Hospital, must be established. Rev. Solomon
S. Burleson, who had succeeded the lamented Mr. Good-
nough, first suggested the possibility of a hospital. This
suggestion was acted upon by the little daughter of Mr. Bur-
leson, who laid away thirty-six cents with which to start a
building fund. The corner stone was laid on St. John Bap-
tist's Day, June 24, 1893, and among the articles placed
therein was a sealed envelope containing that first thirty-six
cents. Dr. J. A. Powless, a young Oneida Indian, and his
faithful wife, have charge of the hospital work. Another
great helper on the Reservation is the creamery, which, per-
haps, is one of the Oneida industries most in evidence. A
Parish House may seem an extravagance, but one has been
started and the missionary is asking 5,000 children to give a
dollar on their birthday for this purpose. These dollars will
each purchase a stone for the building.
These 1,200 Indians in this, the oldest Indian mission of
the Church, pay the current expenses of the Church and con-
tribute both to Domestic and Diocesan Missions. But this
means much sacrifice on their part, for most of them have
large families and they are not so adapted to industrial pur-
suits as the pale-face brother.
To this Mission our hearts and prayers have been turned
within the past year, or properly speaking, in the beginning
of another year of our Auxiliary life in the Convocation of
Edenton. The boxes sent helped to make a brighter Christ-
mas for these people to whom we owe so much, for they are
our neighbors because they need our earnest endeavors to
help them live rightly before God and man. Rev. Mr.
Thorn writes that all articles reaching the Mission late will
be kept to start the bundles with next Christmas ; that there
is always need, for the winters are long and cold, and it is
often hard to meet the demands made upon him. To the
faithful missionary we must lend our aid more and more
each year as the Church is strengthened at home. The cry
for help from the Indians should stir the soul as quickly as
that from other lands. Our boxes should be sent cheerfully
and prayerfully, leaving the rest with God. The work in
our Convocation should ever merit the words that were said
to one of old, "Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for
a memorial before God." Hattie Thrower.
The United Offering
Every third year, on the first Wednesday in October, the
General Convention meets. At the same time the Woman's
Auxiliary to the Board of Missions has its triennial gather-
ing, and representatives from every branch throughout the
Church and abroad are called together for a Service of
Thanksgiving — for a meeting in which they can learn of the
progress in Christ's Kingdom — at which time we make an
additional gift which we have been gathering during the
three years, over and above our annual offerings.
It is a beautiful thing to realize that the women who fill
the church for this service have come from so many places,
far and near ; for it is a time when women from Alaska to
Brazil, from Cuba to Honolulu may be present, and those
presents represent the thousands and tens of thousands who
can not come to bring their gifts.
The gift of each Diocese is placed in an envelope bearing
the name of the Diocese and is laid on the beautiful gold
alms-basin which is used for this special service, and so pre-
sented, together with that other treasure of body, soul and
spirit, which in the Holy Communion is offered a living sac-
It was not always so ; there was a time when the Auxiliary
met in this service without any thought of a United Offering,
and it was the suggestion of one member which brought
about the happy change.
It gives the hope that again and again the Auxiliary may
be advanced to better things.
But possibly some one is asking how many times this
United Offering has been made, how much has been given,
and in what ways used.
When the United Service of Thanksgiving was held in
Chicago in 1886, and the Bishop of the Diocese said that he
never before had administered the Holy Communion to so
large a congregation of women.
But when the offering which all these women had brought
to their Thanksgiving Service was counted, it amounted to
$82.71. Certainly no one then had thought of a United
Offering to express something of what a United Service
really means to the members of the Auxiliary.
But in the year 1889 the change began, when a member
of a parish branch in the Diocese of Pittsburg asked that
the women might not come again so empty-handed, and it
was suggested that $2,000 be given at the service, in the
Church of the Holy Communion, New York City.
It was also proposed that this be divided, one-half to build
the first church in our Alaska Mission, the other to send a
new missionary to Japan.
There are many active in the Auxiliary to-day who remem-
ber the disappointment felt when the secretary announced
at the morning session that the offering, instead of the
desired $2,000, was only $400.
But as the meeting adjourned for luncheon, additional
gifts were asked for, and these brought the offering to $700.
And when the afternoon session began with the announce-
ment of the good news that one member present would give
$1,000 for the church in Alaska, hope and earnestness
revived, and before the day was over, the first United Offer-
ing was complete.
In 1890, Miss Lovell, the Auxiliary Missionary, went from
St. Thomas' Parish, New York, to Japan, where she still
works under the Bishop of Tokyo, while in Christ Church,
Anvik, on the Yukon, stands to-day a house of prayer for
our missionaries and their people, provided by this Offering.
When the Auxiliary met in St. Paul's Church, Baltimore,
in 1892, the $2,000 of three years before had grown to
$20,000 of the morning's offering.
No further proof was needed to show that the idea of a
united gift at the time of their united service was growing
dear to the hearts of the members of the Auxiliary.
The offering of 1892, by vote of the Auxiliary, was added
to a fund in the trust of the Missionary Society, which was
known as the Enrollment Fund. But in October, 1895, in
Christ Church, St. Paul, the Auxiliary gave $56,000 for the
endowment of the Episcopate in a missionary district, and
later, upon making request to the Board of Missions, the
$20,000 for the Enrollment Fund and this offering were put
together, in order that the interest upon both might give the
full amount needed for a Bishop's salary. So year by year
the Auxiliary rejoices that its gifts of 1892-1895 provide the
salary for the Missionary Bishop of Alaska.
Three more years passed, during which time the Auxiliary
was gathering its triennial gifts, now used for the training
and support of women workers.
When the service was held in Trinity Church, Washington,
D. C, the United Offering had grown, from the $56,000 of
the three years before, to $82,000. With this sum, fifty
women were sent out, and kept in the mission field, at home
and abroad, and for five years it enabled the Board to enlarge
and continue the work of women for women.
The United Offerings made in Grace Church, San Fran-
cisco, was a present from the Woman's Auxiliary to our
Missionary Bishop. Divided into equal parts, with one part
devoted to the colored work, it went East and West, North
and South, and there exists in many mission fields to-day the
mementoes, which visiting members of the Auxiliary may
view with pleasure, of the first United Offering of the new
The next United Offering was made in 1904 in Trinity
Church, Boston, and reverted to the object of 1898 (women's
From 86 Dioceses and Missionary Districts, from our for-
eign churches, from Mexico and Brazil, from the Isle of
Pines, from our oldest Foreign mission — Greece — came the
contributions which united to make the offering $147,388.65.
To this, one member added $2,611.35 to complete the sum
In October, 1907, the Auxiliary made the latest United
Offering. Holy Trinity Church in Richmond was filled with
the women who brought it. They represented the women of
the Church in our land, and in far distant lands, who had
been for three years with prayer and love and earnest
endeavor, uniting to make this gift. How rejoiced all were,
some of you know so well, when they found that in the years
from 1904 to 1907 they had been able to gain $74,000 over
their last United Offering.
In this last year, before the Woman's Auxiliary is to make
its Triennial United Offering, much work is to be done.
Those who for two years past have been systematically con-
tributing gifts, accompanied by continued prayers, make the
best United Offerings of all.
In most branches of the Auxiliary, as in our parishes, the
special system of mite boxes is used, and the contents returned
to the Diocesan treasurer semi-annually and placed at interest
by her. During this year the last of these semi-annual col-
lections will be made, and in September the last returns will
be sent in, and added to the accumulated sums stored in banks
in readiness for the Thanksgiving Service held in Cincinnati
in the first week of October.
With all this wonderful increase, never were the needs so
great for a larger offering. Therefore, it is incumbent upon
the Auxiliary everywhere to increase this triennial gift, by
making their own offerings more and more in accordance
with their ability, and by making every effort to increase the
number of the givers of gifts, great or small, for who can
tell which gift is made with the most love or the greatest
Now, as to the part the Convocation of Edenton will take
in this offering. At Mrs. Staton's suggestion I wrote our
Diocesan treasurer, Mrs. James, and she most kindly sent me
a list of money sent by our parishes and the Convocation.
The Convocation had sent to Mrs. Myers, to October, 1909,
$366.02; to Mrs. James, up to January, 1910, $107.11, mak-
ing in all $473.13. The whole Diocese to date, January 7,
In writing, Mrs. James said : "You have done well, and I
only hope it will inspire you to do still better during the rest
of the year. I hope the Diocese outside of St. James will
raise $1,000, and I am going to suggest to my Wilmington
Branch to give the whole of one meeting to the United Offer-
ing, special prayers and discussions on that subject, and I
hope that the other branches will do so also."
It was resolved in Richmond that the United Offering of
1910 be given to the Board of Missions, for woman's work in
the mission field, including the training and support of
women workers, also the care of such workers when sick or
disabled; but that a sum not exceeding $15,000 be devoted
to a building approved by the Board of Missions on the
recommendation of the general secretary, and the secretary
of the Woman's Auxiliary. Also that to our united gifts
there shall be added our united and earnest prayers, that
God will put it into the hearts of many faithful women to
give themselves to the work of the Master in the mission field.
Dr. Lloyd said in his message to the Auxiliary at Rich-
mond : "This United Offering will go around the world and
tell what Christ has brought to women. Every woman in
the American Church must stop and think what this mes-
sage will mean to her sister across the sea. I give you just
one little word that will put a song into your heart ; I saw it
with my own eyes ; I heard it with my own ears ; I have felt
it in my own heart — that women in every land which I have
visited have been lifted up and placed on high, because a
sister whom you have sent has interpreted by her own life
the Christ. I have seen women with hearts aglow because
of the sister whom you sent in the Lord's name."
Methods of Work
I do not feel that I can quite honestly undertake to speak
on the subject assigned me without explaining that I am by
no means an authority on methods of Church work in
general. I shall only try to tell you of the work I know
best — that of the earnest women of my home parish.
The oldest organization among us is the Ladies' Guild,
which has for its object all manner of parish work.
Steady-going, reliable, looked to by Rector and Vestry for
many years for aid and support in every undertaking, it
blossomed out a year ago into various subdivisions for
The Guild, with its little brood of chapters, have their
separate monthly meetings, but the dues then collected are
paid every three months into the general fund.
The question of raising money, however, though it can not
be overlooked, is not the main interest of the Guild. We
must have money of course. There is always some special
end in view in every parish for which funds must needs be
With us, last year, it was the payment of a long-standing
debt. Now that is off our hands, the parish has waked up
to the fact that we are much in need of a new organ, and we
are bending all our energies to that end. No, I should not
say all. I read somewhere recently that "the new organ is
often the greatest foe to missions." We will not have it so.
With a Rector so full of the missionary spirit and the
Woman's Auxiliary widening our outlook to far horizons, I
trust we may never be occupied solely with our own small
But to return, after this somewhat lengthy digression, to
the Guild and its work.
The work of the Chancel Chapter is implied in its name.
One of its duties is to see that proper Altar linen is fur-
nished and kept in order. Two members each month are
put in charge for the familiar services too well known to
specify, the end of which is to have the chancel in readiness
for every service and decorated with such flowers as are in
The Hospitality Chapter welcomes the strangers who
attend the Church, and seeks out and visits those of our
communion who come to make their homes among us.
The Sewing Chapter was organized for the purpose of
making and keeping on hand garments for the poor. These
were to be sold to the needy for what they could afford to
pay, or given where they were unable to pay anything.
While they still keep this end in view, their work has broad-
ened and they contribute to any object for which funds are
needed. A committee of two are appointed for three months
to buy material and cut it out for the other ladies. Now
and then they fill a basket with pretty and useful articles
and either send it around among the congregation or hold a
sale at the home of one of the members. This was done
shortly before Christmas with very gratifying results. This
little band of six or eight ladies took in $60 during the
Some of the ladies give their Fridays to this work, and
those who have not so much time at their command do much
of the sewing in their homes.
St. Catherine's Guild is a younger organization than the
Ladies' Guild, both in point of time and in its membership.
The object of the two guilds is the same, St. Catherine's
Guild being more directly under the eye of the Kector, who
was formerly its president.
One of the features of St. Catherine's Guild is the yearly
dollar and its proceeds. Once a year each member of the
Guild is presented with one dollar, which she invests, alone
or with others, in whatever way seems profitable. The pro-
ceeds are turned in at the end of the year to the general fund,
and these seed dollars are often found to have yielded a won-
derful harvest. This Guild is also using the Church Calen-
dar and the "mile of pennies" in a modified form, in raising
the amount it has set itself to give towards the organ fund.
I have said nothing of entertainments for the purpose of
raising money. Time was when we considered the bazaar,
the oyster supper, the ice-cream festival, etc., almost a neces-
sary part of parish machinery. They have not been dropped
with any deliberate purpose, but for the most part have
quietly, almost unconsciously, given place to personal work
and personal giving.
I know there is much to be said on both sides of this mat-
ter of entertainments for church purposes. We do have
"rummage sales" now and then, and since so many good
women engage in them, suppose they may be classified among
the "good works" which the Apostle enjoined upon women
professing Godliness. But it is surely matter for rejoicing
that so many are finding their way to a higher service.
So much for our parish work — our housekeeping, so to
speak. Useful, necessary, most honorable, these parish activi-
ties. But does any woman of us all set our house in order,
at whatever cost of time and labor, and then sit down con-
tent to have her vision bounded by those four walls? No,
she can not open her windows without seeing the homes of
her neighbors. These have their part in her life, a very
important part, if there is to be any sane and useful living
for herself and her household.
To come to the Woman's Auxiliary after the narrow round
of parish work, is like throwing open the windows, letting
in the free air of heaven, getting a glimpse of our neighbors
of this and other lands, and of endless possibilities for inter-
change of service between us and them.
To change the figure, we find ourselves here in mid-current
of the great world movement, vaster, deeper than has yet
been known, which is setting towards the farthest shores of
the earth, bearing the Gospel message of peace and good will
to all mankind.
And then, the Auxiliary counts, beyond all material gifts
or service, the daily prayers of its members. Do we not
often slight this mightiest factor in all Christian work while
engaged in the stress of parish activities? We are apt to
feel, I think, with the old Latins, that "to work is to pray."
The other way round is quite as true — "to pray is to work."
It is no one poet's fancy, but a living truth, that "more
things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of."
It is the highest service we can render to any cause, and a
service within the reach of the poorest and weakest of
I think that in my home parish we find the Woman's Aux-
iliary of deeper interest and really nearer the hearts of its
members than any other organization.
We have our regular monthly meetings for business, and
two weeks after, a Mission Study Class. Last year we took
for our subject the study of Missions in Japan, and greatly
enjoyed our excursions into this wonderful little country.
We have just begun "The Uplift of China," and the inter-
est already manifested is most encouraging.
The question of money is met by the regular dues and by
voluntary offerings. For a time we tried Birthday Boxes
to provide a fund for special calls. This was purely volun-
tary, but several ladies, when they had a birthday, would
give the number of pennies corresponding to their years, and
frequently more. One hundred became quite a popular age
among us. The Birthday Box, though, has been superseded
by the little red bag. You must hear about it :
Last year we had a beloved leader in the Auxiliary, a
woman of a Christlike spirit and full of zeal. Whenever
any special appeal was sent us, she would pass around a little
red bag for voluntary offerings. These were strictly private.
"Remember," she would say, "that you give this directly to
Christ. No one knows but Him how much or how little you
give; if it is only a penny and given for love of Him, it
will be accepted and blessed." So the little bag went on its
rounds, and each woman, quietly slipping in her contribu-
tion, felt a sense of privilege in so doing. The results have
We have lost by her removal from our town the dear
woman whose life was such an inspiration to us, but I think
some portion of her spirit is with us still. The little bag she
left with us has grown into our affections and its appeal is
I must not take up more of your time. Perhaps I should
apologize for taking you so much into my confidence as to
home affairs. I hope you may find in what I have said
some helpful suggestions. It seems to me a great thing,
these gatherings of our church women in Council and Convo-
cation. It lifts our parish work out of its narrow hounds,
and makes us see that our simplest and lowliest duty, in the
most secluded lot, has its place in the great whole of service
to the God and Father of us all.
Facts About China
Sixty-eight years is an average lifetime, but in those years
many men and women have laid down their lives in loving
effort to give Chinese men and women that Gospel which we
have never lacked.
When Wm. J. Boone, burning with a desire to "oil the
hinges so that the next man could go in," sailed Avith his wife
from Boston in 1837, he knew China's doors were fast closed
to foreigners, and so took up his residence at Batavia, in
Java, until it were possible to establish the first Mission in
the Empire, at Amoy, in 1842. Mr. Boone was soon made
the first Missionary Bishop of China, and, with several other
missionaries who joined him, in 1845 he removed to Shang-
hai, making that city the center of the Mission. Among
those whose labors date back to this beginning was Rev.
Elliot H. Thomson, now Archbishop of Shanghai, who, after
Bishop Boone's death, carried on the work through the most
discouraging period of its history — the four years of the
Civil War. He never lost his enthusiasm, though practi-
cally alone in a heathen land, and it is to him that we owe
the beginning of the dispensary and hospital work. He was
instrumental in establishing Baird Hall, which was the fore-
runner of the present St. John's University. He has served
under five bishops, trained scores of native workers, helped
translate the Scriptures and welcomed more than 150 mis-
sionaries. Archbishop Thomson has helped to make our
China Mission what it is — the best planned, best worked, best
equipped of any Christian body in the Far East. The inspi-
ration of such a life makes us long to fill our little blue boxes
to the brim, for the work is so rapidly enlarging that every
Until 1901 there was only one diocese in China, that of
Shanghai, but it was found necessary to divide it, setting off
the District of Hankow. Our work is exclusively in the
Yangtse Valley, extending from the seacoast along the
Yangtse Kiver for about 1,000 miles west, and at least 150
miles on each side. Just this section has a population of
120,000,000. Can we take that in, I wonder! These 120,-
000,000 souls are looking to us for those eternal truths which
we have so abundantly — privileges which are to us as the
air we breathe.
Their physical needs are almost as great as their spiritual,
for these Chinese men and women do not know the simplest
rules of hygiene, and the doctors of their race are a disgrace
to a nation of really intelligent people. It is only necessary
for a man to make it known that he desires to be a doctor
and hang out his sign for the fact to be accomplished. ~No
training or license is required, so it is easy to imagine what
his patients have to suffer at his hands. For instance, he
believes that the heart thinks ; that the liver is the seat of the
soul; that the spleen aids in digestion and food passes
through it into the stomach, and that tendons and nerves are
synonymous. Here is a prescription given by a Chinese doc-
tor to one of Dr. Jeffrys' assistants, who went to him at Dr.
Jeffrys' behest : It is for a cough, as follows : Baked barley,
sugar, mashed beans, bamboo shavings, a root, another root,
still another root, chalk, melon seeds, mashed and fermented
melon seeds, a mashed pebble, some wild flowers, a broken
clam shell. The prescription called for the boiling together
of these ingredients in a large quantity of water and for the
whole to be taken rapidly at once. Had the poor patient
been other than he was, the dose would probably have been
swallowed. Dr. Jeffreys has charge of St. Luke's Hospital,
Shanghai, and the value of his work can hardly be estimated.
We have eight hospitals in our two districts, which cared for,
last year, 100,127 patients, besides those treated in the dis-
pensaries. This shoAvs that the natives are appreciating the
difference in their own and foreign doctors.
Wonderful changes have taken place in the empire since
the death of the Empress Dowager. The present dynasty,
realizing the superior advantages of Western civilization, is
welcoming the advent of foreigners as never before. If the
Christian religion has anything to do with the success of the
West, as they believe, intelligent Chinese are willing to inves-
tigate the matter, thus giving us opportunities never before
possible. China is broadening and advancing in every way.
In Peking there is even a woman's daily newspaper, edited
and published by a woman of birth and culture, which advo-
cates non-foot-binding, the abolition of opium smoking, and
There are a number of boarding and day schools working
for the uplift of Chinese boys and girls in our Mission terri-
tory, but the accommodation is taxed to its utmost. Pleas
for the enlargement of these institutions keep coming to the
people of this Church of ours in the homeland. Those who
are most familiar with the work say that China's crying-
need is for good, Christian teachers; that Normal school
training is what they need. Those men who have received
training at our Church schools are eagerly sought to fill
positions of trust in the empire.
There are two methods the church uses in evangelistic
work, called the City and Country Method. The first is the
use of the guest-hall, a room which, if possible, opens on a
street, and is always ready for the reception of guests. It is
furnished in Chinese style, with tables and chairs ; is pro-
vided with tea and pipes, and a catechist, or maybe, a deacon
in charge. Christian books, the Bible, whole or in parts,
and other books are for sale here. Men, seeing the sign and
led by various motives, but more often induced by friends,
seek these guest-halls, and if sufficiently interested, keep
repeating the visits until they become inquirers of the new
There must be a separate guest-hall for women, since it is
not the custom for men and women to mingle.
The Country Method is similar to that just mentioned, the
inquirers often going for miles to the nearest village where
there is a guest-room. In every case great care is taken to
test the sincerity of the converts. A man gives his name, as
an inquirer, and begins to study the Commandments. If
in six months he can take his examination for the cate-
chumenate, and if he still seems thoroughly in earnest, he
is admitted to the class. The catechumenate, or time of
instruction for baptism, lasts one year, after which his life
and knowledge are carefully examined before he is baptized.
After becoming a catechumen a man is required to carry his
wife and children to the services, for the unit of Chinese
society is the family, and unless the family is brought, small
faith can be placed in the individual. After another year
of probation, the candidate can be confirmed.
Another means of evangelization is the Bible women, who
are given instruction at the Woman's Training School for
two years, and are then sent into different parts of the
country as Bible readers and teachers. The country work
is growing in all directions, and the need for men, and espe-
cially women, is pressing. In spite of the awakening that is
taking place in China, it will take time and love and zeal to
"overcome the dragon" of superstition and prejudice. When
the bell in the new church of St. Peter's, at Sinza, is rung,
it is music in the ears of the Christians, but many of the
heathen think that this lofty structure, with a bell swinging
. above it, will disturb the peace of the corpses in the neigh-
The two bishops of the Church in China are Bishop
Graves, of the Diocese of Shanghai, and Bishop Roots, of the
Diocese of Hankow. The Church's staff in the two districts
includes, besides the bishop, 25 foreign clergymen, 11 foreign
physicians, 54 foreign teachers and other helpers, 28 Chinese
clergymen and 274 Chinese catechists, teachers and other
helpers. In the District of Shanghai there are 1,702 bap-
tized Christians, and in that of Hankow there are 4,583,
making a total in the two districts of 6,285.
The best results in school, medical and evangelistic work,
is obtained when the natives and foreigners work side by side.
The mass of the Chinese women can only be reached
through the women workers, for etiquette debars men from
visiting the women in their homes, and none but the lower
classes are seen on the streets.
I'm afraid the Chinese women Christians would put their
American sisters of the Auxiliary to shame. In one town
so many women recently attended the annual meeting of the
Auxiliary that the officers were obliged to refuse admittance
to all but the baptized. What a number of the baptized
there must have been !
The name by which the Church is known in Chinese is
"the Holy Catholic Church from America." Our bishops
and those of the English Church hold conferences, which are
very helpful to both, and use, as nearly as possible, the same
methods in the work, looking to the time when it is hoped
there will be one great Church of the Anglican Conqmunion.
Mrs. C. J. Sawyer.
A Day of Mission Work
BY ALICE M. CLARK.
Those interested in Mission work will like to know what
the everyday life of a Missionary means. Of course the
kind of life depends very much on the kind of work. As my
work is of various kinds, the life is varied too. I will tell
you what happened yesterday.
The day before, I had had to cross the river in the after-
noon to visit a Chinese family of rank in Wuchang, and
being detained there late, found it best to stay all night; so
the next morning I got up early, recrossed the river, and was
eating my breakfast at home by 8 a. m.
After Matins in St. Paul's Cathedral, I heard a sad tale
of a poor little Chinese girl, so I went to investigate. The
child's mother is a servant in a family near by, and is pre-
paring to become a catechumen. The child is doing so also.
But the father, who is a worthless character and always try-
ing to get his wife's wages, now wants to sell the girl to a
life of shame. The mother begged us to protect the child,
and her mistress allowed her to take the daughter into the
same house with herself. But she was not safe there, as the
father kept coming to the house, so I took her away to a dis-
tant part of the town, to the house of one of our Bible women.
Then I came home in time to prepare an address in Chinese
for a women's meeting.
* In the afternoon I went through the native city and across
the Hau to Hauyang, where we have just opened a girls'
school. The teacher has never been to school herself, so I
go as often as possible to encourage her and give her ideas.
It is quite wonderful how well those little girls are getting
on. I drilled them and gave them a singing lesson, trying
to make them distinguish the various notes of the scale.
They all seem to find the fifth the easiest. Then they recited
their geography, which they did very well. They can add
little sums, too. I heard them explain their Chinese read-
ers and looked at their writing, and when it was just time
to close, some of the mothers came in to see the drill. Of
course it was too late, but the little girls sang for them a
verse of "Jesus loves me," in Chinese. It was very funny
to see their important airs. They were fully conscious that
what they were doing would be thought wonderful by their
mothers, and so it was. The mothers promised to come next
week to the women's meeting. Then I had prayers and
closed the school and afterwards examined some women can-
didates for baptism.
I got home at 5 :30, and went over to ask the Bishop's
advice about the child whose parents want to sell her. He
advised my finding out more particulars, and then seeing the
British consul and asking him how far Chinese law would
protect a child in such a case. So I went off again to the
Bible woman's house. On reaching the place a child came
running up and said its mother wanted to see me, so after
settling something with the Bible woman, I followed the
It seems the mother is a heathen, and was passing the
door a few weeks ago when I was going to have a meeting,
so I asked her in, and she has been again since. She now
wanted me to come to her, so I went in and sat down with
her and her friends, and was first offered a pipe, which I
politely refused. Then the lady told me her husband had
lived abroad, in France and England, to learn how to make
glass, and that he is in a glass factory in Wuchang. Then
she explained to her friends how she had been to our meet-
ing and what we did. We had a nice talk about the church
and the doctrine, and finally all the women said they would
come to the cathedral service next Sunday. By this time
it was 7 :30 p. m. and getting dark, so I came home as quickly
as I could, and after dinner attended to some more mission
work. I don't always have such interesting things happen,
but still this gives a very fair idea of a day's work.
You will be glad to know the British consul says the
Chinese law will protect this child from her unnatural father,
so we hope to go through the necessary legal formalities, and
then send her to St. Hilda's school.
The Financial Report
From October 1, 1909, to January 1, 1910.
Bath, St. Thomas' Parish Guild : Sec-
retary, Miss Julia Rae Marsh. Wo.
of members, 11.
Money spent $3.10
Cash on hand 48.20
Belhaven, St. James' Parish Guild:
Secretary, Miss Myrtle Swindell.
Wo. of members, 34.
Money spent $95.60
Cash on hand 198.81
Belhaven, Junior Auxiliary: Secre-
tary, Wo. of members, . ..
Wo money report.
Columbia, St. Andrew's Mission : St.
Agnes Guild. Mrs. K. C. Parsons,
Secretary. Wo. of members, 14.
Money spent $14.00
Cash on hand 30.85
Creswell, St. David's Parish Guild:
Secretary, Mrs. S. A. Eborn. Wo.
of members, 14.
Money spent $101.25
Cash on hand 12.54
Creswell, Little Workers : Secretary,
Elmer S. Spruill. Wo. of mem-
Cash on hand $13.37
Edenton, St. Paul's Woman's Auxil-
iary; Secretary, Miss M. E. Skin-
ner. No. of members, 17.
Money spent $28.40
Cash on hand 3.00
Edenton, Dime Society: Secretary,
Mrs. James Warren. No. of mem-
Money spent $2.85
Cash on hand 11.05
Edenton, St. Mary's Guild; Secretary,
No. of members, .... No
Edenton, Junior Auxiliary : Secre-
tary, No. of members, ....
No money report.
Elizabeth City, Christ Church Wo-
man's Auxiliary: Secretary, Mrs.
E. Selby Harney. No. of mem-
Money spent $21.21
Cash on hand 16.98
Elizabeth City, Ladies Guild : Miss
Ella V. John, Secretary. No. of
Money spent $9.83
Cash on hand 55.92
Gatesville, St. Mary's Woman's Aux-
iliary : Secretary, Mrs. Geo. D.
Williams. No. of members, 11.
Money spent $1.00
Gatesville, Ladies Guild: Secretary,
Mrs. Thomas G. Hayes. No. of
Money spent $1.00
Cash on hand 386.71
Hamilton, St. Martin's Woman's
Auxiliary: Mrs. B. L. Long, Sec-
retary. No of members, 11.
Money spent $1.55
Cash on hand .22
Hamilton, Ladies' Guild: Secretary,
. Mrs. B. L. Long. No. of mem-
Money spent $18.90
Cash on hand 68.31
Hamilton, Junior Auxiliary: Miss
Bena Ewell, Secretary. No. of
Money spent $20.00
Cash on hand $4.50
Hertford, Holy Trinity Woman's
Auxiliary: Miss P. C. Norcom,
Secretary. No. of members, 25.
Money spent $9.00
Cash on hand 2.40
Hertford, Parish Guild: Mrs. W. F.
Babb, Secretary. No. of mem-
Money spent $12.38
Cash on hand 44.72
Hertford, Junior Auxiliary: Secre-
tary, Miss Kathryn Lassiter. Wo.
of members, 20.
Money spent $4.32
Cash on hand 12.00
Hertford, St. Catherine's Guild: Miss
Mae Wood Winslow, Secretary.
No. of members, 12.
Money spent $26.57
Cash on hand 37.83
Murfreesboro, St. Barnabas Woman's
Auxiliary: Secretary, Miss Sarah
S. Barnes. No. of members, 8.
Money spent $2.55
Cash on hand .45
Plymouth, Grace Church Junior Aux-
iliary: Secretary, Miss Mary
Murphy. No. of members, 25.
Money spent $21.00
Cash on hand 2.50
Plymouth, Woman's Auxiliary: Sec-
retary, Mrs. R. P. Walker. No.
of members, 21. No money re-
Plymouth, Woman's Guild: Secre-
tary, Mrs. K. P. Walker. No. of
Money spent $31.00
Cash on hand 2.00
Roper, St. Luke's Woman's Auxiliary:
Secretary, Miss Agnes S. Speight.
No. of members, 12.
Money spent $75.34
Cash on hand 4.67
Roper, Ladies' Guild: Secretary, Miss
Agnes Speight. Wo. of members,
Money spent $133.96
Roxobel, St. Mark's Woman Auxil-
iary : Secretary, Mrs. I. G. Powell.
Wo. of members, 12.
Money spent $13.10
Cash on hand .72
Roxobel, Ladies' Guild : Secretary,
Wo of members, 12.
Money spent $7.50
Cash on hand 37.12
Roxobel, Junior Auxiliary : Secretary,
Master Harry "Watson. Wo. of
Money spent $1.00
Cash on hand 3.98
Roxobel, Junior Guild: Secretary,
Miss Eliza Mason Capehart. Wo.
of members, 9.
Money spent $43.62
Cash on hand 30.88
Washington, St. Peter's Woman's
Auxiliary: Secretary, Miss E. M.
B. Hoyt. Wo. of members, 46.
Money spent $105.04
Cash on hand 2.50
Washington, St. Peter's Parochial So-
ciety: Secretary, Mrs. M. Herbert
Bonner. Wo. of members, 35.
Money spent $35.70
Cash on hand 2.70
Washington, Hector's Aid Society:
Secretary, Miss Mary Louise Arch-
bell. No. of members, 31.
Cash on hand $465.81
Washington, Junior Auxiliary: Sec-
retary, Miss Agnesta Charles. No.
of members, 21.
Money spent $29.80
Williamston, Advent Woman's Aux-
iliary: Secretary, Mrs. K. B.
Crawford. No. of members, 26.
Money spent $13.00
Cash on hand 3.94
Williamston, Advent Woman's Guild :
Secretary, Mrs. K. B. Crawford.
No. of members, 26.
Cash on hand 4.45
Williamston, Junior Auxiliary: Sec-
retary, Miss Irene Augusta Smith.
No. of members, 9.
Money spent $7.75
Cash on hand 37.54
Williamston, Daughters of the King:
Secretary, Miss Emily Whitley.
Visits made, 134.
Money spent $55.91
Windsor, St. Thomas' Woman's Aux-
iliary: Secretary, Mrs. Sol
Cherry. No. of members, 21.
Cash on hand $3.88
Windsor, Woman's Guild: Secretary,
Mrs. Kichard W. Askew, Jr. No.
of members, 22.
Money spent $36.84
Cash on hand 52.59
Windsor, Junior Auxiliary : Secre-
tary, Miss Mamie Nicholls. No.
of members, 22.
Money spent $1.75
Cash on hand 5.28
Winton, St. John's Woman's Auxil-
iary: Secretary, Mrs. M. C. Mat-
thews. No. of members, 7.
Money spent $3.27
Cash on hand .33
Winton, Woman's Guild: Secretary,
Miss Jessie Cowper. No. of mem-
Money spent $26.07
Cash on hand 1.32
Winton, Junior Auxiliary: Secretary,
Miss Lula I. Northcott. No. of
Cash on hand $1.35
Woodville, Grace Church Woman's
Auxiliary: Secretary, Mrs. M. B.
Urquhart. No. of members, . . .
Money spent $32.67
Woodville, Junior Auxiliary: Secre-
tary, Miss Stella Phelps. No. of
Money spent $1.25
Zion Parish, Woman's Auxiliary and
Parochial Society : Secretary,
Miss Florence Braddy. No. of
Money spent $60.00
Cash on hand 4.00
Grand total $2,724.50
1. The Woman's Auxiliary and Parochial Society shall
meet on the second day of the Convocation, and shall be called
to order by the president at 3 o'clock p. m.
2. The president shall appoint a chaplain to conduct devo-
3. The president shall appoint two or more women to
write- papers and shall choose the subjects.
4. The Diocesan Secretary may select the subject and
person for the Junior paper.
5. There shall be two meetings during the fall and winter.
No meeting during Council.
6. Each Society is entitled to one delegate.
7. By-laws may be amended at a regular meeting by a
8. Order of business shall be as follows :
1. Address of welcome.
2. Eoll call.
4. Report of committees.
5. Address by president.
6. Papers followed by discussion.
7. Junior paper.
8. Address by Diocesan Secretary of the Junior Aux-
9. Address by the Bishop or a clergyman.
10. Doxology — Blessing.
UNIVERSITY OF N.C. AT CHAPEL HILL
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